As companies around the world asked employees to work from home in 2020, one of the most popular business software productivity suites, Microsoft Office 365 (renamed Microsoft 365 in 2020), made it easier for employees to securely access their applications from any device, anywhere. Many more organizations prefer migrating to Office 365 as a rising number of companies prepare to make homeworking a permanent arrangement beyond the epidemic.

When you are migrating from an on-premises environment to o365, or consolidating due to firm mergers and acquisitions, or migrating from a legacy o365 tenant there’s a lot to consider. To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of the benefits of O365, migration hazards to avoid, and hints and recommendations to help you reduce the risk (and headaches) associated with your workplace 0365 migration. 

Benefits of an 0365 Migration


Most businesses are concerned about the security of their data when shifting to the cloud, o365 includes important security features including automated encryption. This helps in building the trust of using Microsoft Access Cloud among the businesses.


As employees become more dispersed, O365 allows them to access their applications and data from any device, wherever they are. Data is also safeguarded against disasters that could wipe out on-premises hardware.


The acquisition of licenses that cover many employees simplifies the procedure of adding users to the system.


You can free up time for members of your IT infrastructure project team to focus on more important responsibilities by implementing O365.


As you migrate to O365, you may be able to save money on licensing because you’ll be moving away from volume licensing agreements with Microsoft and into the O365 cloud-licensed version of MS Office.

Types of Migration methods

Cutover Migration

Cutover migrations are the most straightforward to implement. It assumes that all data (mailboxes, calendars, public files, and so on) will be migrated in one go. This migration is profitable for small and medium-sized businesses who want to migrate to a new Exchange server as fast as possible with the least amount of work. You only need to indicate which mailboxes to migrate and leave all other options at their default settings when configuring a migration task for the cutover migration – unless you prefer not to move specific categories of data. Keep in mind that only emails can be moved when establishing an IMAP migration task.

Staged Migration

Staged migration is a method of migrating all of your organization’s mailboxes to Office 365 in batches over a period of weeks or months.

Hybrid Migration

This helps to move to O365 while retaining an on-premises server and maintaining the look and feel of a single Exchange organization across both on-premises and O365 Exchange organizations. This can be used as a steppingstone before progressing to 0365.

IMAP Migration

IMAP migration is used to migrate from non-exchange platforms, such as Gmail which is typically done in the “cutover” style.

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